Can I Listen to Tidal on Google Home?

Posted by Adam Gorden on Jan. 20, 2021 6:18 PM.

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Like Apple Music, Tidal is a subscription-based streaming audio platform. It is set up in 2014 by a Norwegian company. Tidal owns 70 million songs, which overcomes loads of music providers and gains listeners from 56 countries all over the world. It is available on Windows or Mac computers, iOS, and Android devices. But for many music enthusiasts, listening to music with a speaker like Google Home which supports many streaming audio apps like Spotify brings them a better listening experience. Can we play Tidal on Google Home?

Unfortunately, for Tidal music, it is not as easy as playing Spotify on Google Home. But we still find two methods to help you put your Tidal music on Google Home.

Method 1. Add Tidal to Google Home with Google Cast
Method 2. Play Tidal on Google Home after downloading

Method 1. Add Tidal to Google Home with Google Cast

Google Home features the Google Cast, which is a technology to enables users to cast media and apps from phones, tablets to TVs, and speakers. If you are a subscriber to Tidal, you can apply for this function to link Tidal to Google Home. You need to use a phone or tablet to control it. If you are new to Google Cast, follow this:

1. Open Tidal on your phone. Connect your phone with the same Wi-Fi that your Google Home connects.
2. Choose a song to play. Click the bar that shows the name of the song and the artist. You will enter the Now Playing screen.
3. Click the button at the bottom left, which looks like a TV. The Google Cast sub-menu will pop up, which lists all the Google Cast device which is under the same Wi-Fi with your phone.
4. Choose the Google Home among them. Now you will find that your Google Home is playing Tidal music you just choose. And your phone becomes a remote which controls the playing of the music on Google Home. You can also use commands to let Google Home play or stop the song. For example, say "Pause" to stop the song. Say "Resume" to continue the playing.

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The advantage of this method is that you will not drain the battery of your phone. But the limitation is that you cannot use Google Cast to connect Tidal to Google Home if you didn't subscribe to Tidal. We get a better solution for you.

Method 2. Play Tidal on Google Home after downloading

Plenty of Google Home users prefer to use Google Play Music to listen to music when they are using Google Home. Google Play Music is a music and podcast streaming service which is owned by Google and supported by Google Home. Import the Tidal playlists to Google Play Music and then you can listen to Tidal songs on Google Home directly. You have to download Tidal songs on your computer before you sync Tidal playlists to Google Play Music. But Tidal does not allow anyone to download Tidal songs on a computer. Therefore, you need an external tool to help you.

TunesKit Audio Capture, a powerful streaming audio downloader, can help you download Tidal music to a computer. It is able to record any audio the computer's soundcard gives out including live broadcasts, sounds in games, streaming music from Tidal, Apple Music, YouTube Music, and more. Whatever player you use, web players or media apps like Windows Media Player, iTunes, QuickTime, TunesKit can always help you to save them with high quality in different formats such as MP3, FLAC, AAC, and others. You can download multiple music tracks at the same time which saves time for you. What's more, this tool offers a choice for you to edit the ID3 tags of your audios.

To know more features of TunesKit Audio Capture, the best way is to use it by yourself. Download and install it for free now!

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Key Features of TunesKit Tidal Downloader

  • Download unlimited number of audios from Tidal
  • Convert to 6 formats like MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, M4A, and M4B
  • Save streaming music with the original audio quality and ID3 tags
  • Support the trimming, cutting and editing
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3 steps to download Tidal music on Windows

Follow the 3 steps below to use TunesKit Audio Capture to capture any music from Tidal and save it in common formats like MP3.

1Open TunesKit Audio Capture

add audio source

Launch this tool on your computer. There are some programs already on the screen. If you find that the Tidal icon is not there, Click the Add Programs button to add Tidal.

2Set format for Tidal songs

set output format

Click the Format button to choose the format you want. Here we choose MP3. You can also change the codec, sample rate, and other settings of Tidal audios.

3Capture Tidal songs

record and download music

Return to Tidal and play music of Tidal that you want to download and play on Google Home. It will appear a recording track on this software automatically. When you stop playing the music and close Tidal, TuensKit will stop the recording. Click the Save button to export the Tidal audios.

Import downloaded Tidal music to Google Play Music

Now you can transfer Tidal music to Google Play Music to play on Google Home. Here are the specific steps.

1. Open Google Play Music on your computer and log in to it. Choose the My Music button to find the Tidal songs and import them to Google Play Music.
2. Open Google Home on the computer and log in to it. Go to Settings > Services > Music to set the Google Play Music as the default player. Now you can listen to Tidal on Google Home!

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To play Tidal on Google Home, you can take advantage of Google Cast or resort to TuensKit Audio Capture. Using Google Cast is restricted by the subscription and you have to use your phone to act as a medium. But if you use TunesKit Audio Capture, in addition to Google Home, you can play these Tidal songs on any device you own.

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